OK, this oughta prove that I like ALL kinds of music. The Chenille Sisters
Name: Mom B () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 12:41:08
Message: Thank you all for missing me at the VFW Breakfast. You guys sure know how to welcome a person. I would have been there but for the Flu, my first in about 30 years. Took my body by storm. No antibodies, I guess. I will be there in the future and look forward to everything but the SOS. I am weakening in my determination to sample it after all the comments. I may join Judy in the egg breakfast. Good luck with your surgery Judy, too bad you can't arrange to donate some of your excess as a transplant to some deserving lass. Hope the other Moms and Dads return as I would enjoy talking with them about "you kids".
"YOU KIDS", Man I love how that sounds. Thanks Mom "B" and it does look like our parental force is growing stronger. They wouldn't let us go un-chaperoned in high school and it's still true today. We had a great time on Sunday and we missed the B's too. Next month, maybe we'll see you there.
WHERE'S ROBIN ??? .....and where's Jorge been too??
Name: Howard Duran () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 12:23:17
Message: Paco's Couch Potato Rental or PPV of the Month: "October Sky"
Howard, Yes, I've heard that from many. Have to go get that one. Thanks......
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 11:58:22
E-Mail: nevergonnabeableto- - - -again.com
Message: Hey Tom Klingenhagen nice idea on the seat for Tim Thomas for Nyman Hall! Any 60's folks or anyone else want to join in to honor one of the greatest Cougars of all. He may still be the only Cougar to have his number retired. There were some retired unofficially. No names please. Sloey
Jim, I agree. I really think ALL of our fallen Vietnam HHSers should have a seat in Nyman Hall. I'll kick in for Tim Thomas.
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 10:25:26
Message: J.B. Talk about getting "weird." Now your sleeping with "Ole Bessie" Under your pillow.... As King, it would seem proper that Young Bess' be next to you...Then for sure Prince Robin would visit... Where has that fellow been? Good to see you on the feedback page Neil. You've had some wonderful careers. However, you skipped past the current one.... what part of the fed are you serving?
Frank, "Young" Bess got "Old" and now makes a better pillow than a bedmate. NO NO now come on ladies.....I can hear that "You've Got Mail" thing going off in my mailer and the Cougartown N.O.W. group nailin' up placards already. Just kidding. she's WAY to lumpy for a pillow........
Name: Mo () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 10:18:44
Message: WELL, AS YOU HAVE HEARD ALREADY......SUNDAY WAS A BLAST! THE FOOD WAS GOOD...THANK'S LOREN :O)> THE COMPANY WAS THE BEST!!! WE HAVE HAD MOM "B" AND MOM "V", AND NOW WE HAVE MOM "H" (LOREN HEATH'S), MOM & POP "R" (MARSHA RUSSELL'S), MOM & POP D'G (JUDY DeGRAZIA'S) AND LITTLE MOM "T" (MY MOTHER). MY MOTHER WAS HERE FOR A WEEK FROM ATASCADERO AND SHE SAW OLD FRIENDS...SUE & FRANK DeGRAZIA...AND MET NEW FRIENDS; FRANK & LORRINE RUSSELL, HELEN HEATH, SHERRY & DOUG WINGO, BOB & KAREN FRASER, STEPHANIE HALL, AND OF COURSE THE "KING" AT THE VFW. SOME OF US TRIED THE S.O.S...BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, NEVER AGAIN! BY THE WAY, WE MISSED YOU MOM "B"! HOPE MORE WILL COME NEXT MONTH...OCTOBER 17TH...MARK YOUR CALENDARS! SAME WEEKEND AS HOMECOMING. CYA! BE A COUG!
Hey Mo, Yes, I think we're going to need a scorecard to keep track of the mom's and pop's in Ctown now. It was nice to meet you all, and please make yourselves at home, because you're as much a part of Cougartown as the rest of us. Thanks for being there and please join in whenever you can.
Name: Neal Runions () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 03:09:51
Message: I now live in Philadelphia. After a Career in the US Air Force and the US Army. I retired in Maine. After three years of country livin' I couldn't stand it any more and I took a job with the Fed's again. I would love to here from anyone out there especially Sharon Jokela or Les Bazis. Oh and most especially Clayton Williams, my Fencing Teacher, the most signifcant influence in my life.
Hey Neal, Welcome back to HHS and I'd like to hear from Sharon Jokela too.
Name: Janet Burkett () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 01:05:00
Message: OOOOOPS! Yeah I know, it's SonoMa...and Napa, Mendocino, etc., etc., etc. I say we try 'em all!
Name: Patt () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 00:44:55
Message: I read my brothers comments on my VENTURE into cosmetology!! I will agree I had a Lot OF WEIRD COLORS and styles! My sister Bonney ( GOD REST HER) told her daughter Annie that I was the Original PUNKER!! The things I did to my hair and the STYLES I wore are now being seen on my GRANDDAUGHTER!! She LOVES to shop with me! She will be 16 SOON!
Name: Janet Burkett () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 23:39:11
Message: I don't know just how much more fun all of us can stand. But, looks like the wine country tour really will come to fruition early next year. I have my partner in crime lined up to help...Glenn Crist, the grand puba of the Sonora Valley. If any of you have any strong feelings (yeah, right like this bunch never does) about where, when, how and what you'd like to see happen on this little get away, email me at my home e-address with your suggestions.
JB (the other one)
Yes, Opinioned, We Are..........Here we go again folks. We can't get one funfest out of the way without heading out on another Upstate Cougartown adventure. AHHHH , I love this website. I just know all those other South Bay high school alumni are sorry they didn't grow up inside the HHS boundary line. Take it away Janet and Glenn. Let me know when and where and I'll be there. Thanks JB
Name: Marsha Russell () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 23:22:36
Message: What a great time we had this morning at the VFW breakfast. Nothing in the world better than spending time and having some good laughs with old coug pals. Mo, thanks for the cake....it was wonderful!! We need to make it a monthly coug event...third Sunday every month. Johnny boy, just think all of this was made possible by you and Cougartown....Thanks again and again. Next time Stephanie and Wingos you need to come a little later so you can all eat together. Bob and Karen Fraser, was good to see you again. Mom B, I thought you were going to be there, what happened, we missed you. Judy thanks for getting us there, it was a great idea.
Thanks Marsha, Nice seeing all the parents there this morning too. BTW, what's the darned surprise Marsha??? I'm starting to make things up here.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 23:03:57
Message: Judy-tell everyone that your surgery is to remove your head from your XXX eliminate the anxiety everyone has over whether its serious or not! And if you have a secret about new love I bet whoever it is is just about over the edge everytime you mention it! Young love needs time to grow. And hey John the picture of me and the Lady, and she is a Lady but one of her friends never mind it too easy to go there, is someone I met at cruise night, my lovely wife Debby was standing next to me when I was introduced to this lady, Marsha Russell Class of 1964. Nice try Degrazia!!!!! And for all you people who volunteered to kiss the boo boo its HEMORRHOID SURGERY! RUN!!! Robin I miss you in a testosterone sort of way! Don't worry I am not getting weird on you! Where are you! Now I'm beginning to believe you made up the name too and I know you!!!! sorry I missed all the VFW action but kids go to college and things need to be moved. See ya folks! Be a Cougar! Did the Donohow sisters write in yet?
Yes Robin, Where in the XXXX are you?? This is getting to weird. Something's going on here. I got this message at the breakfast this morning and it was that I am REALLY going to be surprised. Robin, you're not going to sneak into my bedroom tonight and do "Spoons" again are you?? Just a warning dude. I'm sleeping with "Ole Bessie" under my pillow ! !
Name: Dewey () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 22:27:01
Message: Yea John any chance of getting a sneek peek at the artwork for the t-shirts?? hahah I have just the viewer to look at it with ;)
Hey Dewey, I've been going all day. Hey folks, for all you people with a Non-Mac computer out there, Dewey has come up with a Cougartown Graphics Viewer. It works on lots of different file types too. I'll place it up here so you can download it and try it out. Thanks Dewey
The T-shirt artwork will be done in a couple of days.
Name: Susan () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 22:00:40
Message: For everyone that has e-mailed me regarding the Cougartown Heavenly Chocolate Cake recipe, it's on page 113 of the Feedback. Come on Coug's... get ready to bake those cakes and bring them to the picnic for our First Annual Cougartown Heavenly Chocolate Cake Bakeoff. If you were one of those Coug's who ate this cake for breakfast at HHS, send me your name and e-mail address. Susan
Name: Janice Waters () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 20:54:42
Message: I am so glad to see that I am not the only one who has not wandered far. Hi Maureen. The last time I saw you was at the Nagaoka reception. We are at 134th and Clyde Park. Hope all is well. Sherry, I plan on going to the picnic, I really hope to see you there.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 20:21:14
Message: Has anyone mentioned Rat Patrol?
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 19:13:36
Message: El - Your right!! Notice how John says he knew it AFTER you answered it :) Actually that trivia was from Steve. I guess he watched COMBAT too. If I read correctly, wouldn't the next VFW breakfast be on the same weekend as the homecoming/picnic?? Sounds like a complete weekend to me. Should we warn them?? Susan, I'll let you know when we'll be down to help with the decorations. It will probably be pretty early as I'll have the whole day off. John - Any chance of getting a sneek peek at the artwork for the t-shirts?? Maybe I could use it for the banners too. Christine-WHERE ARE YOU???
You little kids from the class of 76 think that was a tough question. What was Vic Morrow's coolest "Fonziest" movie?
The art that I have is only a rough sketch. The real thing will be done in a couple of days, then I'll put it on the site for everyone to see and we'll set up the Tshirt order page. By the time you order and get the money in, they'll be ready to ship, and yes, please use the artwork on your banners. Thanks Kathy...........
Name: Edward Armendarez () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 18:08:44
Message: I just heard about your site and wanted to check it out. Very cool.
Thanks Edward, and welcome back.
Name: Kristi Pealo () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 17:54:52
Message: Chris Prewitt I'm also a cosmetologist I remember coloring my hair; lots of colors too. When your in school its free and fun, until you look in a mirror!! HaHa.
Name: Marshall Noyes () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 17:14:50
Message: Harry P. Your "maiden name" says it all. You are only as young as you feel. But remember I am 48 now and you were my teacher!!! Anyway sorry for the type error, former teacher does sound better than old teacher.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 17:01:46
Message: Just got back from VFW breakfast..fun, fun, fun.. Mo Trott - Marsha Russell & myself took "our old timers" How great to see Charlene Trott again. (my second mom) Our folks go waaayyy back at haven't seen each other for over 25 years. Lots of stories about the good old war days going on. LOTS OF LAUGHS. Now.. one more tid-bit.(don't go there John) I understand that congrats may be in order for Stephanie & Michael after a looongg 30 years. Now...another little mystery going here.. there's another romance in the making here in CT..after 37 years.. can't tell yet, but soon..stay tuned. Announcing on Oct 15.. Looks like John Baker's CT has stirred up some old feelings again. Girls, get the bridesmaid dresses out. For those of you that signed up to kiss the boo-boo. You'd better find out what kind of surgery it is...could be a hysterecomy!!(I said don't go there John)
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS - DOLLY LEVI
Judy, Who ARE the 62ers that are grabbing each others nuptials(don't go there Judy)?? We have to know NOW!!!
Name: John Baker () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 14:22:21
Message:Hey Sloey, did Debbie get a haircut? If not, Who's This!!??
Name: John Baker () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 14:08:32
Message: OK Cougs, I just got another Cougartown "Matchmaker" email........this is from Stephanie Rogers Alhanati HHS70. She was amending her Homecoming form to include one more person. She writes:
Hi Cougs. I already signed in as coming to both events, this is to amend it to 2 people. Michael Allen, class of `70, has accepted my invitation to fly here from Oklahoma City for the weekend. He's an old boyfriend, we haven't seen each other for 30 years, and because of Cougartown, we have a reason to get together again. Thanks John
GOD, I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!! Thanks Stephanie, and we'll be looking for you and Michael on HC weekend.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 13:55:18
Message: Judy DeGrazia, thanks for the heads up about the VFW breakfast. Loren Heath it was delicious. We had so much fun and lots of good food. Cougars be sure to check it out. It happens each month, on the third Sunday.
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 13:47:08
Maiden: Old Codger
Message: Marshall: On CT to be politically correct one should say my "FORMER" math teacher not my "OLD" math teacher. Oh what the hey, I'll answer to anything. Just don't call me "LATE FOR DINNER".
Frank: When you were thrown out at first base it wasn't all bad. In fact it was F.A.R. OUT!!!
Jan: Kathy gave me the green light but I don't know about Judy Wudy so I had better play it safe.
Mike Barraclough: It looks like your doodling paid off. Give us a shout.
John: I had to walk the dog so I couldn't get to the VFW for pancakes :( .
Love to all,
HCH, That's OK as I think we'll do this every month for awhile. I had a blast this morning. Stephanie Hall was there. I haven't seen her since high school and she is still as radiant as ever. The Rowdys, Mo Trott, Judy D, Marsha R, and Sherry P Wingo; Loren Heath was the cook; Bob Fraser and wife Karen, and a special surprise for me was Loren's mom, Helen Heath, who I haven't seen in 30+ years. She still looks great and we had a spirited conversation about the old neighborhood and Loren's dates in high school. Happy Birthday to Marsha Russell who turns !#&* years old tomorrow. Mo brought a Heavenly cake and we all sang Happy Bday to her. Marsha hasn't changed in 35 years. She still looks like a little surf bunny. This was real fun and I want to do it again next month. It's a perfect place to meet and talk over Ctown business. Harry, next month, bring the dog.........
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 10:25:57
Message: Royal, I've been at Las Vegas since 1978. That's when I moved here from Hawthorne. It's also when Maria and I were married. When you are recovering, I'll get you an on-line reading list that you may have fun with. Betty, I don't remember "Mike" but the owner of the Market was a fellow named Collie Vavonie. His wife was the office manager. She was a very attractive Blonde women, but I can't recall her name. Their daughter was a real knock out. I remember Collie giving her a new 59 T-Bird convertible. The store manager's name escapes me. I can close my eyes and see his face. That should only make me crazier for the rest of the day. He did have one son that worked at the store, but I doubt that he's the fellow your talking about, he was about five years older than me. JB...how many convertibles will be parked near the Robin Hood archery contest?
Yes, If you have a convertible, please park it at least 3 blocks away from the park. Thanks Frank....
Name: Sue King () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 10:24:15
Message: OK all -- I know some of you are still trying to sort out the names of the fellas in the photo that George Hunter sent on to me and I, on to CT - I thought GH would step up and ID the boys but he is being unusually silent.....drum roll please......they are from L to R - Alan Forbess (73), Danny Forbess, Greg Goode, Art Hernandez, George Hunter, Randy Leonard & Jim Magdaleno (74). I'll bet George has some REAL pictures of that weekend - maybe he'll share??? Let's all ask him--send those requests to EZ4U2G@aol.com. Let's see how he handles "peer pressure" today.....
Name: EL/ ID QUEEN () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 07:34:43
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: Kathy S.I know the answer to the twilight zone ditty. Vic Morrow! The old sarge. I had to write that one real quick or I would have had brain fade and it would have been at least another 5 yrs before I dredged that one up again. EL/ID. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
I knew it too Russ, but by the time I'd posted Kathy's Feedback, that senior moment had kicked in.WHERE'S ROBIN!!!!!
Name: Marshall Noyes () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 05:06:33
Message: It's 3 am and I cannot sleep, what better time to add to the feedback page. Thank's once again to Judy D. your words just keep on coming and are very encouraging. Also thanks to Harry Plotkin, my old math teacher at Dana, I never thought to put out a public inquiry about Paul Anderson, the print shop teacher at HHS. He profoundly affected my life and I would like to tell him so. There are 3 others I am looking for too, has anyone seen Bob Turner, or Becky Lamb, or Donna Trout? they were all from the class of 69. Anyway we have a pretty intense thunderstorm approaching Flagstaff Arizona, where I live, so now is not the time to be on the computer. bye for now Marshall
Name: Dan Johnson () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 04:10:16
Message: Even you early 60s Cougars will enjoy this -- I just got home from seeing Paul McCartney at a benefit concert at Paramount Studios. In Paul's band was David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and Ian Paice of Deep Purple. The B52s opened and were joined by Chrissie Hynde and Sara MacLaclan for a couple of songs. Paul was in really good voice -- playing all "oldies" from his album that was released in the US yesterday. I didn't recognized the songs, but I bet many of you know them all by heart. Talk to ya soon, DJ.
Name: Kurt Griskonis () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 01:17:48
Message: I was told about this page by an old HHS friend. I wish all the best to all of those people I knew at HHS but have not talked to for years and years.
I think it is great that someone put this page together... I should have searched for it last summer when I wanted to know about my potential upcoming 20th reunion. Instead, I called the school and gave my new name and address to the current activities director at the high school, assuming that is all I needed to do to be notified of the reunion when it occured. That did not happen. Instead, I called the high school, after hearing nothing for months since my first call, to find that my reunion had already occurred. My advice to anyone expecting to have the school do their job in passing along your name... don't expect too much. Be proactive and make sure that the appropriate former student organizing the event gets your name.
Does anyone out there know how to get in touch with Dr. Fred Morgan? He made a difference in my life and I want to let him know that.
Well said Kurt, It's a tragedy when someone misses their reunion. The school will NOW give the alumnus the website info, so they can check on their upcoming reunions. Reunion info will be posted by January or February of the reunion year. If it's not posted on the Reunions Page, then I haven't received any information on that particular reunion.
Name: Susan () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 01:08:34
Message: One more post regarding Homecoming... this will be a "BRING YOUR OWN" picnic. Just show up with your cooler filled with good stuff. Kathy - Tell Killer that we can get into the Stick & Stein after 3:00 on Friday. Let me know what time you think you'll be in town and I can meet you there. We can set everything up by the bar upstairs. I will work on getting us hooked up at the park too. If anyone has a volleball net (Treckman's?) and ball that they can bring to the picnic, please let me know. Any volunteers out there to help run a game? E-mail me if you can volunteer a few minutes of your time at the picnic. Don't forget to bring those yearbooks and chocolate cakes! Thanks everyone, see you at the game. John, I thought we could have joseph run the Mailander Dart Throwing Contest if he shows up :) Susan
Name: chris prewitt () on Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 00:54:49
Message: Kristi Perkins Pealo started talking about the 80's and 90's. I will try to relate some of her memories to mine: Long straight feathered hair parted in the middle (Beehive, pageboy). Parachute pants (pedal pushers, bell-bottoms). Those bright neon colors. How about Valley talk [gag me with a spoon, radd, awesome, totally dude, like you know] (stoked, groovy). Dungeons and dragons (70s pong). Breakdancing (The twist). Kristi left out body piercing (we had this but it was by accident [my sister Bonney used to sew and I stepped on several needles]). Tattoos (only on drunken sailors). The coffee houses (poetry was read and may be accompanied by bongos). Hometown bands [there are some pretty good ones at the coffee houses] (ours were at the homes and dances). AIDS (polio). Finally punkers (My sister was the original punk. When she was taking cosmetology classes she had green, purple and I don't remember what other color hair).
Name: Lani Russo () on Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 23:58:32
Message: This website just keeps getting better and better. I really enjoy reminiscing. Keep up the great work.
Hey thanks Lani.....
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 22:45:49
Message: Mike Mecey: Did you get my last message? What is Wayne Clements doing now? I haven't seen him since Hawthorne Intermediate.
Frank Romano: Thanks for the kind words! How long have you lived in Las Vegas?
Jim Sloey: Do your brothers ever get on Cougartown to chat?
What time is the picnic on Saturday after the Homecoming game?
Greatful to be a coug. R. Lord
Royal, The picnic will start about 10am and go until about 4pm. We're going to give away door prizes and have games like the Robin Hood Archery Contest and the LeeRoy Felderruster Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. Also please bring your Heavenly Cakes as they will be judged AND EATEN. We need chocolate and white frosting cakes. It's going to be a fun day, so bring the whole family.